postpartum visits

Primer on how to be a Good Postpartum Visitor

We often shower attention on families during pregnancy, but not during the postpartum period — when in fact the postpartum period is the time...

Birthing Story ~ Labor Day Plans

Four years ago, on Labor Day, I was in labor. In formulating my birth plan, I decided that I wanted to have an all-natural...
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Five Ways Doulas Improve Birth

1. Reduce risks of C-section and Pitocin - When a woman feels supported emotionally and has a safe space to labor with people that...
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The Inward Invitation of Pregnancy

The process of preparing for birth can be all sorts of overwhelming, and sometimes very focused on the external world. Many women feel waves...
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A birth Story

You had a due date. Because that’s what doctors and midwives give you. Your due date was March 9th 2016. It would have been...
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Happy & Healthy Postpartum With Ayurveda

“So, what are your plans for postpartum?” It’s one of the most important questions I ask my clients in their third trimester of pregnancy,...
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Bringing Baby Home

My daughter has changed me; she’s opened up my soul and made life more beautiful, messy, and complex. A mama was born the night...
Neonatal Compartment Syndrome

The Amazing Story about Faith

September 2, 2007, twelve days before my due date, I began having contractions and losing my mucus plug. It was my first pregnancy and...
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Joyous Labor and Childbirth with Hypnotherapy

News I wish I knew back when: When I gave birth to my son, I chose “natural childbirth.” No drugs, because I heard that...
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Great Love Lies Beyond the Edge

She straddled the edge           And felt into eternity. The edge of the old               ...
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